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Poor/no printing after refilling ink. have cleaned nozzle but didnt work.

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You need to refill the cartridge before it runs dry using good quality ink. Chinese imported stuff is powder based and clogs the print head, plus there is a pre-fire chamber before the print head that if you run it empty develops an air lock when refilled. this is hard to overcome without the right tools. good ink is available from gnlproducts@live.com.au.

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Regarding your recent inquiry about the HP 96 or HP 96 ink cartridge poor print quality problems with your HP printer (i.e. severe print fade, streaking, degraded or missing colors), we suggest you perform the following corrective steps to help resolve the issue:

Cartridge & Printer maintenance should be evaluated - ensure both ink cartridges and flex cable contact surfaces (where the cartridge interfaces to the carriage inside the printer) are thoroughly clean: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

1) Gently blot the cartridge Nozzle Plate with a damp lint-free towel/wipe - a small amount of ink should be dispensed, and be visible, on the towel (all 3 colors should be present for a Tri-color cartridge).

2) If no ink is dispersed from nozzle plate (i.e. visible on towel) or ink cartridge completely fails to print on paper after installed in printer, then more drastic cartridge and printer cleaning steps will likely need to be performed to recover ink cartridge (NOTE: foam inside cartridge can dry out and become very hard - the foam must be moist with ink to function correctly (i.e. ink flows and wets the nozzle plate). Refer to 'clogged ink cartridge recovery' video here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2818

Providing the ink cartridges are clean, the problem may be caused by a dirty wiper blade or poor seal in the service station (capping station where the ink cartridges park when not in use) and this is causing the poor jetting / print performance issue you are observing. Remove the ink cartridges and thoroughly clean the wipers and seals: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

If the issue continues then please refer to 'Troubleshooting' section on our website - the printer manufacturer websites are also provided here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=106

Run a quick printer 'self test' (see link below for instructions) or print one of the Inkjet411 test prints to evaluate cartridge performance (i.e. 4-color test print): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=146

Advanced HP Printer Diagnostics (i.e. printer self tests, etc.): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813

You can also check our 'Print Quality' page of the 'General Information' section of the Inkjet 411 website and follow additional suggestions provided, particularly if the cartridge is not causing the poor image quality problem (i.e. printer driver settings issue): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1432

If the poor print quality problem persists please return the cartridge to Costco and request the operator to 'stamp test' the ink cartridge.

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NOTE: If your printer works routinely after inserting a brand new HP integrated ink cartridge in it, this will confirm that the ink cartridge's internal foam was too dry to recover or the internal micro-electronics were electrically damaged.
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Please note that we provide professional ink cartridge refilling services in multiple countries and at multiple retail outlets:

INK REFILL SERVICES:
Costco USA (462 stores): http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com
Costco Canada (57 stores, more coming soon): http://www.ca.costcoinkjetrefill.com
Costco Mexico (35 stores): http://es.costcoinkjetrefill.com/
Fry's Electronics (34 stores): http://www.frys.com/ads/page51
Best Buy Canada (13 stores): www.geeksquad.ca/inkrefill/
Micro Center (8 stores): http://www.microcenter.com/site/content/refill-service.aspx
9 Major Universities in USA & Canada
Ink Cartridge Refill Store Map Locator: http://www.go2ris.com/

Our network of retailers stand behind the product and performance - guaranteed. Customers who have questions regarding the use of refilled ink cartridges can visit http://www.inkjet411.com or contact us directly at INKJET411HELP@GMAIL.COM

NOTE: If you need to purchase a new ink cartridge(s) in the interest of saving on original manufacturer ink costs, we suggest you try a remanufactured ink cartridge from http://www.inkplicity.com/ as their ink cartridges typically have the lowest cost in the USA, have a high reliability rating, provide a 1-year warranty and free shipping over $20.

For any additional questions please contact us directly: Inkjet411help@gmail.com

-Thank you

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Do any one have trouble with the hp 920 inkjets/refills


Regarding your question about the HP 920 (or 920XL) refilled cartridge usage/problem...we are guessing you are observing poor print quality or a missing color(s)? Please note this type of problem occurs now and then and is completely recoverable. The most common cause of poor print quality is trapped air between the ink cartridge and PRINTHEAD*, so we suggest you perform the "Clean PrintHead" procedure from your printer control panel (i.e. select 'Tools' - 'Clean Printhead', or similar), you may need to perform it twice (2X) to recover the ink system. If this doesn't work you may wish to jump straight to procedure E.

Please read thru all the checks below prior to beginning:
NOTE: If one or more the colors were previously dry fired during printing (i.e. if you continued printing using only a few colors to one, air may have been accidently ingested into the ink lines between the cartridge(s) and PRINTHEAD*. To recover from this problem, you may have to run the "Clean Printhead" procedure 2-3 times: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1589

A. Watch the video on the HP 920 support page which describes some of the common issues you may encounter with refilled ink cartridges: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1983
- Please note that poor print problems are somewhat common and is completely recoverable in most cases.

B. Then to verify the lines are clear and working correctly, print the "INK RECOVERY TEST PRINT" from our Test Prints page: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=146

C. Then we suggest you run the self-test print (under maintenance/tools menu), this will verify nozzle performance and that each color is firing a solid band of color (i.e. you should not see any bands or missing lines in the pattern). This is also a good test to help isolate which color (or portion of the electronic PRINTHEAD*) may be causing the issue.

D. If a problem persists (poor print quality/missing colors, etc.), then we suggest that you thoroughly review the steps outlined on our HP 920 support pages, including PRINTHEAD* removal/printer cleaning and service station cleaning. It is suggested you refer to printer manufacturer instructions first as the Inkjet411 procedures are provided for general guidance purposes only. Please note that a dirty service station can also cause poor image quality and/or ink cross-contamination or bleed between different colors: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1495

E. If the poor/degraded print quality problem still cannot be corrected, then the PRINTHEAD may be dry and may need to be flushed. Refer to PRINTHEAD flushing video procedure at the following link or refer to steps below: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2412

1. Remove all ink cartridges from the printer.
2. Remove the printhead - in most cases you will need to pull up on the lever at right side of carriage assembly to unlock the printhead. Lift printhead straight up to remove.
3. Over a sink, run warm tap water directly into the 4 ink ports for approximately 2 minutes - this will effectively saturate the foam ports and blow ink out/thru the nozzle plate bottom.
4. Using a lint-free towel, remove water from rear/bottom electrical contacts. Ensure printhead electrical contacts and exposed surfaces are fully dry.
5. Install the printhead into the printer. You may observe a "Replace Printhead message" so you will need to cycle printer power by turning printer off and then on to clear the error.
6. Install ink cartridges and retest printer. You should observe a New PRINTHEAD alert message followed by an approx. 4-minute preparation countdown prompt.
7. If permissible, activate the 'Clean Printhead'. This can be done from the printer's control panel or software printer driver (for example, by selecting 'Tools' - 'Clean Printhead', or similar).
F. To perform advanced PRINTHEAD diagnosis please visit our 'HP Printer Diagnostic Test' page: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813

*The HP 920 printer models have an electronic PRINTHEAD (customer replaceable) within the base of the carriage assembly (responsible for pulling ink from the 4 ink cartridges and then firing the ink droplets onto the paper) - the PRINTHEAD will eventually fail over time depending on printed content, frequency of printing and printer duty cycle.

Video of how the PRINTHEAD functions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054

NOTE: "Empty" and "Low Ink" alerts are COMPLETELY NORMAL for HP 920 ink cartridges which have been refilled! While at first this may be an unusual workflow, it does allow print operations to proceed. Only brand new ink cartridges support ink level monitoring. For "Low Ink", "Unauthorized ink", "Non-HP ink", "Fraud", "Counterfeit ink" or similar messages, you may ignore/dismiss this message by pressing 'OK' once for each cartridge, so that the printer resumes its normal operation. We suggest you do this at the printer's control panel immediately following ink cartridge(s) installation.

For information on HP 920 refilling tips please watch the video here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1983

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I replaced all of the cartridges with Epson, but the black won't print. After some nozzle checks, black is getting low and STILL no black printing occurring... what going on? Now the other colors are...


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Lexmark has nozzle check feature, which prints test
page so you can see if nozzles are working. It's under printer
properties/maintenance or similar.But depends which type of ink did you use for refilling. If you used so-called universal ink for all printers, then you're stuck. I tried such
ink on my Z33 and got same result. I ended with new Canon i550.If you did use such low-cost ink, i suggest you totally disassemblecartridge, clean it thoroughly, dry it and get new ink specially designed for Z65. When i got this result, i took out sponge, clean it, clean cart
itself until clean water was coming from nozzles, dried it out and refill. let me know the result.

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How do i refill the # 96 & 97 ink cartridges


Hello!
To refill your cartridges, you will need a syringe, a needle, ink of course, some toilet paper or tissue and gloves (recommended!).
Turn the printer on, open the cover and remove the cartridges from the printer.

1. BLACK CARTRIDGE:

  • Peel off the top label- you should see several holes.
  • Fill the syringe with 10-15ml. of black ink.
  • Slowly inject ink in any of the holes (the best way is to pour a bit in each hole, so the sponge inside can absorb more ink)
  • If any ink starts coming out from the refill holes, remove 1 or 2ml of ink.
  • Also, always check if there is ink leaking from the print head (The nozzle or print head is the porous metal piece at the bottom of the cartridge). If there is, simply remove some ink.
  • Gently wipe the electric contacts on your cartridge.
2. COLOR CARTRIDGE:
  • Peel off the top label.
  • You will see 5 holes. The one on the top is for yellow. The two holes on the left are for magenta (red), and the ones on the right are for cyan (blue). Here is a picture:
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  • Slowly pour 3-5ml. of each color in the appropriate hole.
  • If ink starts leaking, either from the refill hole or the print head, remove 1-2ml of ink.
  • Gently wipe the contacts on the cartridge.
A few tips:
  • Always make sure that you do not insert air along with the ink, because there will be white streaks on your printouts.
  • Once you have refilled your cartridges, your printer will give you a "low ink" message, which is normal, because the printer can't know that someone has refilled the cartridges. The printer "sees" your cartridges by their serial number, and the ink level will show again once you put in a new cartridge. I suggest you just ignore the message (the estimated ink level is never right anyway), and always look at your printouts- if the colors are faded, or one of the colors is missing, that is a sign that you should refill your cartridges again.
  • Also, if you haven't been printing regularly (at least once a week), the print quality might be poor. You can do a software print head cleaning:
  1. Press the "setup" button on your printer.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select "Tools", then press the ok button.
  3. Select "Clean Print Cartridge", then press ok.
  4. Your printer will then print a test page, which you should examine. If the print quality is good, you're good to go.
  5. If the problem is still there, open the "printer toolbox":
-On your computer, open the Control Panel
-Double click on "Printers and Faxes".
-Right click your printer icon and select "Properties".
-Click on "Printing preferences".
-Click the "Services" tab.
-Then, click on "Service this device" icon.
-The printer toolbox opens.
-On the "Device Services" tab.
-Click on "Clean the print cartridges", then follow the on-screen instructions. (there are three levels of cleaning available). Just bear in mind that software cleaning uses a lot of your ink!


You can also try cleaning the cartridge yourself:
  • Place the clogged nozzles in warm water and soak them until the dried ink begins to flow from the nozzle.
  • After a few minutes of letting the dried ink flow, remove the nozzles from the water and dry it with a soft tissue.

  • If that doesn't help, you might have some air left in your cartridge: try inserting air in the syringe and blow it in one of the refill holes (close the other ones with your fingers). A small amount of ink should be emitted from the nozzles upon injection.
  • Clean the print head and the contacts on your cartridge and pop them back in the printer.
Hope that will help!

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Let me know if this clears the problem. Thanks.

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My thought is that the refilled ink cartridge some how got damaged and will now not let this cartridge or even a new cartridge perform the cleaning function.
I have to say. It may be best to fully remove the power to the printer and it's connection to the PC before powering the printer down. Leave it sit for about an hour and then plug the printer back into the PC first and then plug it's power back in.
See if this may help.
Blessings,
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Take the cartridges out, then unplug the machine so the cartridge holder stays in the middle. Take a bunch of wet q-tips and clean all around where the ink would come out. Check rollers and anywhere the ink could have dripped. Double check the maint. station, sometimes there is a wiper thingy that jumps up to wipe the inks.

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When you say poor quality, do you mean faded printouts, or broken print? Kindly explain in detail, so I can assist you further.

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